Air National Guard
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears
The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute to Chief Master Sergeant Aaron Thornsen, along with his family, during Sunday’s Packers-Bears game for Operation Fan Mail.
A DeForest, Wis., native, Thornsen is a full-time member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard and he recently returned from Afghanistan, where he was serving his eighth deployment. Since joining the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1997, he has been deployed to Iraq, Africa, and Afghanistan, with two of his deployments coming with different units than the one with which he serves, as the units requested support and he volunteered.
Thornsen currently serves as an Operations Group Superintendent, and he is part of a proud military family, as his grandfather served in the Air Force in World War II.
A lifelong Packers fan, Thornsen attended Sunday’s game with his wife, Nicole, and their two sons, Phillip and Dominic, who always support Thornsen while he is home and when he is deployed. Sunday was Dominic’s fifth birthday, and the family was thrilled to be celebrating it at Lambeau Field.
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